Grade: PhD Student
Wellcome Sanger Institute Four-Year PhD Studentships
Registered at the University of Cambridge
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics institute at the forefront of experimental and computational genome research. Our faculty apply large scale genomic tools to a range of research areas, including the investigation of human genetic variation in health, cancer and other diseases, gene function and genome variation in cells, bacterial and parasitic human pathogens, and the genomic diversity of complex organisms. Please visit our potential supervisors page for information on our faculty members and their research areas, see https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/mphil-and-phd-student-supervisors/.
Genomics is assuming an increasingly prominent place in biological research. Our PhD programme equips students with a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills, maximising their competitiveness for future opportunities. The research infrastructure and resources available at the Sanger Institute are outstanding, and the PhD programme makes full use of these to deliver scientific excellence, with our students regularly leading high impact publications.
We welcome applications from students who wish to utilise genomics to deliver key insights into human health and disease, or the Tree of Life. Twelve highly competitive fully funded (covering University fees and stipend) four-year PhD studentships will be available from October 2022. We value diversity, and the studentships are open to UK and international students. Students apply to the Institute rather than to specific faculty members, and will have the opportunity to rotate in three different faculty groups before selecting their PhD project.
For further information and details on how to apply please see https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/4-year-phd-programme/. Application closing date: 2nd December 2021 (09:00 GMT).
In addition, one Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions funded PhD studentship is also available. For further information please see https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Clinical PhD Fellowships
We also provide funding for two Clinical Research Training Fellowships each year as part of the PhD Programme for Health Professionals at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia. For further information please see https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/study/phd-programmes/clinical-phd-programme/.
Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities including:
We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. In 2020 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Competitive fully funded|
|Placed On:||5th October 2021|
|Closes:||2nd December 2021|
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